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Lively Accounts Examining Death / ‘Shocked’ and ‘Working Stiff’ Detail Careers Involving Corpses

honors for best early performance go to the citizens of Amsterdam, who in 1767 formed a Society in Favor of Drowned Persons ... more than 150 drowned people were reportedly revived with measures including blowing tobacco smoke up the rectum
New York Times
added Aug 25, 2014 18:07
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[UK] WOMACK: Should smoking be banned from children's books?

It is unfair, not to say pointless, to stem the creativity of a thriving area of literature by issuing puritanical edicts. Children's books expand and explain the world, and that means everything in it: smoking included.
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 6, 2014 09:33
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[UK] BRADBURY: Cut the huff and puff over Julia Donaldson's smoking scarecrows

Children's picture books should show life in all its messy, complicated oddness - including those of us who smoke
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 6, 2014 01:02
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[UK] The Scarecrows' Wedding by Julia Donaldson (Author), Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

Another tip-top outing for Donaldson and Scheffler. I was a bit disappointed by the 'smoking pages' as some have referred to them. Frankly I think Julia didn't go far enough with her anti-message. I think it would have been better if Reginald had offered
Amazon.com (uk)
added Aug 5, 2014 11:54
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[UK] Smoking scarecrow causes complaints for Gruffalo authors

Outraged parents take to Amazon to leave scathing reviews of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer's new book
MadeForMums (uk)
added Aug 5, 2014 11:46
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[UK] Julia Donaldson's cigar-smoking new character ignites contoversy

Julia Donaldson has said that she would "never encourage smoking in a children's book" after some readers went online to complain about her inclusion of a ne'er-do-well scarecrow character who attempts to impress a lady by blowing smoke rings in her new b
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 4, 2014 10:45
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[UK] Parents angry at smoking scarecrow tale ($$)

Julia Donaldson, the former children’s laureate and author of The Gruffalo, has been criticised by for including a smoking scarecrow in her latest book. Parents have labelled the cigar-chomping straw man disgusting and inappropriate.
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 4, 2014 10:03
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[UK] Angry parents criticise Julia Donaldson for 'inappropriate' smoking scarecrow

former children’s laureate, has been criticised by angry parents after her latest picture book featured a character smoking,... The Scarecrows' Wedding, features a self-proclaimed “dashing” scarecrow who blows smoke rings with a cigar to impress his inten
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 3, 2014 15:56
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eBook Review: Find Virgil by Frank Freudberg

Verdict: 5 Stars This book was fun for the very reason that books are meant to be read...story line is both a sick pleasure and a fun pseudo-warning to the corporate entities who hurt the population in the name of twisted greed.
Good E-Reader – eBook and Digital Publishing News
added Jul 28, 2014 10:57
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[Connecticut, Massachusetts] Vermont's Tobacco Heritage Explored In New Book

Dale and Darcy Cahill are the authors of Tobacco Sheds: Vanishing Treasures of the Connecticut River Valley. They traveled around Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, documenting these sheds and researching the history of tobacco farming in the regio
Vermont Public Radio (VPR)
added Jul 7, 2014 21:55
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